Bloodline: A SIGMA Force Novel (Hardcover)
In a thrilling masterwork that will make you rethink your perceptions of life and death, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: immortalitya horrifying truth that is locked inside the Bloodline
Galilee, 1025. Infiltrating an ancient citadel, a Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure long hidden within the fortress's labyrinth: the Bachal Isuthe staff of Jesus Christa priceless icon that holds a mysterious and terrifying power that promises to change humankind forever.
A millennium later, Somali pirates hijack a yacht off the coast of the Horn of Africa, kidnapping a young pregnant American woman. Commander Gray Pierce is enlisted for the covert rescue mission into the African junglefor the woman is no rich tourist; she's Amanda Gant-Bennett, the daughter of the U.S. president.
Suspicious that the kidnapping masks a far more nefarious plot, Gray must confront a shadowy cabal, one who has been manipulating events throughout history . . . and now challenges the current presidency.
For this sensitive mission, SIGMA is aided by a pair of special operatives with unique talents: former Army Ranger Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane. But what should be a straightforward rescue turns into a fiery ambush and a deadly act of betrayal as Gray and his team discover that the hostage is a pawn in a shattering act of terrorism with dark repercussions. And the danger is only beginning. . . .
Halfway around the world, a firebombing at a fertility clinic in South Carolina exposes a centuries-old conspiracy to manipulate our genetic code. With time against them, SIGMA must race to save an innocent unborn baby, one who holds the key to a mystery and whose very existence raises questions about the nature of humanity, asking:
Could you live forever?
Would you live forever?
About the Author
James Rollins is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Sigma Force series. Blending science and history his action-adventure novels have been praised as enormously engrossing (NPR) and smart, entertaining adventure fiction ("New York Journal of Books"). Before pursuing a writing career he obtained a degree in veterinary medicine and established a successful practice in California. He currently resides in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
“From the hidden Indian treasure, to the Fort Knox secrets, to the conspiracy at the beginning of the United States The Devil Colony gives you every reason why you’ll want to be a member of Sigma Force.”
-Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle on The Devil Colony
“Terrible secrets, the sweep of history, an epic canvas, breathless action...nobody—and I mean nobody—does this stuff better than Rollins.”
-Lee Child on The Devil Colony
“James Rollins is a master of international action and intrigue.”
“Riveting....Rollins gets better with each book, and his position at the top of this particular subgenre remains unshaken.”
-Publishers Weekly on The Devil Colony
“Rollins combines real-world science with high-octane action to create rousing stories of adventure that are as exciting as any movie.”